Friday, November 26, 2010

DIY: Snow Globe Postcards

I'm a sucker for snow globes & postcards (amongst many other things as you all know) but when combined… well, let’s just say it’s an awesome combination of kitsch & creativity that I live for! Go ahead, start creating with this tutorial by Giddy Giddy & make someone’s day by sending it in the post.

Via Whip Up.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Freebie: Printable 2011 Owl Lover Calendar

Who doesn’t love a good owl print? Who? Who HOOO? Sorry, I couldn’t help myself :)

Anyways, Shivani of My Owl Barn lets you customize a printable 2011 Owl Lover Calendar featuring the work of 30 artists for free. Yup. Free. Simply choose the owl or artist that grabs your fancy for each month & it generates a neat little downloadable PDF that you can then print out (on nice, thick paper preferably) & gift it to your favorite owl lover(s)!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mimpi Murni ♥ Crafty Art Market

You all know Etsy right? It’s only my favorite place in the whole world wide web, hands down & I’ve mentioned it soooo many times in this blog that it should be ingrained in your brains by now.

OK, now guess what’s the exciting news? Etsy Team Malaysia (Etsy sellers from Malaysia obviously) has joined forces with the awesome folks of KLue to bring you the first ever Crafty Art Market this Saturday & Mimpi Murni is SO FREAKING proud to be a part of it! I finally got off my butt & created my long-dreamed of Etsy shop (which is empty at the moment but will be stocked up after the market). Here are the deets…

Date: 27 Nov 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 11am – 6pm
Venue: In front of The Bee, Jaya One
Facebook Event Page here
List of participating Etsy sellers here

So if you’ve always loved shopping on Etsy or would love to support local crafters & artisans, do drop by for a dose of 100%-handmade-in-Malayisa-goodness this Saturday.

Streetwise Shopping

Mimpi Murni was featured in The Star’s Weekender last Saturday along with the awesomeness of My Favorite Tees, Things Eye Made & The Brollies! Read the article here which is all about the Chic Pop Street Market. Thank you Mei Li for taking time out to feature us. Hugs & kisses also goes out to the lovely darlings of Tongue In Chic who have supported Mimpi Murni from DAY ONE. You guys. Are. Awesome.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do What You Love

You know I’m all about doing what you love & doing it well so this series about women doing what they love in conjunction with Gap's 1969 Jeans collection is right up my alley. This particular video features Anna of Rifle Paper Co. whose blog I’ve had on my Google Reader since forever. I love her work & she’s such an inspiration to me so I hope this little vid will serve to inspire you in turn. Don’t forget to check out the rest in the series will you’re at it!

Via Rifle.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Clockwise from top left: Aries, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Libra, Leo & Gemini.

This month’s Vogue UK has a fantastically whimsical Star Sign editorial shot by Tim Gutt with model Siri Tollerand. I’m a Gemini & I just love my star’s simple styling with the mirror.

Via Stop Stealing My Look Com.





Friday, November 19, 2010

DIY: Scrap Paper Notebooks

Here’s a great way to resuse scrap paper by turning them into notebooks with a little glue. A simple project you can whip up & in no time at all, you’ll be stocked up with enough notebooks to last you a loooong time. Tutorial here.

Via Design*Sponge.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Gifted is an amazing digital magazine that celebrates the gift of giving & if you’re like me, you know gifts don’t have to be restricted to birthdays & holidays. I’m making full use of the resources & DIY project ideas from this nifty mag for my loved ones & I suggest you check it out too ;)

Via Creature Comforts.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Sorry for going MIA on you these last couple of days. Been trying to spend with some quality time with my family while trying to juggle orders takes superhuman effort sometimes & something just had to give. In this case, I had to put this here blog on the back burner for awhile so I do hope you’ll forgive me.

And hey, while my back was turned, Raya Haji crept up on me & a small group of my family + close family friends are fulfilling their Hajj as I type this. I  really couldn’t be prouder of them & one day hope to go on the pilgrimage too. In the meantime, here’s wishing all my fellow Muslim Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha! May Allah bless us all.

Friday, November 12, 2010


See that double decker bus? Well, it’s not just a bus. It’s a shop on wheels. A shop on wheels filled with vintage dresses named after the make of the bus, Lodekka to be exact. How fabulous is that?? After being laid off from work, the owner, Erin Sutherland restored the bus in 6 months & lived out her dream of starting her own business. I particularly like this one quote of hers from an article in The Oregonian, “This is one girl trying to turn her compulsion into a cottage industry…” Just perfect! See photos of the restoration over on Facebook.

Via Frolic.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Future Of Books

All my friends & family (plus a few loyal blog readers) know that I love to read. I read in bed, in the toilet, while waiting in queue, when I want to relax, when I’m upset with something in reality, when I’m hungry & need to be distracted from thoughts of food, etc., etc.. Yes, I love my books. I love getting lost in a fictional world & love nothing more than a good bookstore filled to the rafters with books, spending hours caressing book spines. And thanks to the wonders of technology, my iPhone holds a collection of ebooks that makes reading on the go so much easier (not to mention reading in bed when I don’t want to disturb a certain someone with my reading light).

Now, this amazing video by the folks of IDEO shows you how they are planning to take books to a whole new level in the future – three new levels to be exact. I’m especially excited over the possibilities of Alice. Hello, new chapters revealed if you take certain actions while reading the book? How fun!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cake Toppers

All I’ve been thinking of are weddings lately – specifically my wedding. Every time I go online, I never fail to look up something wedding related & yesterday it was all about cake toppers. Here are a few of my favorite pieces that I also shared on my wedding blog.

I love them all, unfortunately we only get one wedding cake so I’m going to need some help deciding. So, do you like what you see? Which one would get your vote?? I’m leaning towards getting a custom piece done by the fantastic Lalalaurie or whimsical Milk Tea, but the toppers from Cotton Bird Designs & Lollipop Workshop are just so darn cute! Help.




Monday, November 8, 2010

New Designs!

I’m so excited about this new style of necklaces that I worked on all of last month & is now available at the Tongue In Chic Store here & here. These collage pendants are made with carefully selected variety of vintage floral cabochons, vintage charms, vintage inspired findings & Swarovski cabochons. They’re all one of a kind & I worked on each piece for hours to come up with the best combination so here’s hoping you’ll love them… Fingers crossed!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Being a lover of all things Matryoshka & iPhone, I just had to download these Matryoshka iPhone Wallpapers by Studiobenben. My personal favorite is the Pictures Matryoshka, what’s yours?

Via Twig & Thistle.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweets Indeed

Check out this amazing table display & sweets from Sweets Indeed who have put together loads of inspirational dessert tables/buffets. This particular hot air balloon theme reminds me of Bobby’s proposal back in March & i can’t help but wiggle my toes with delight.

Via Tabitha Emma.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Louis Vuitton City Guide Paris

Although I don’t understand a word of French in this video, I can appreciate the wonderful videography & whimsical animation of, hold on to your seats folks, P√Ętisseries in Paris! Oh yums. Thank you Louis Vuitton City Guide, you’ve made me fatter just watching this.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mimpi Murni ♥ CLEO

Mimpi Murni made it into CLEO Magazine’s Best Online Shopping Guide 2010 list! I’m over the moon about it & I can’t thank Deborah (Feature Writer,CLEO) enough for thinking of me to add amongst so many awesome online sellers. I’m going to show my mom the magazine now, bye!

The Rescues

I’ve shared my new-found love for The Rescues on twitter, on my wedding blog & on my FaceBook so I thought I’d spread more love here. You don’t mind do you? Of course you don’t because I bet you’ll love their music just as much as I do. These two tracks gave me goosebumps, I kid you not & the Katy Perry cover below is so unexpectedly beautiful that I swear I will never ridicule pop music ever again. If only iTunes were available here in Malaysia, I’d have this downloaded on both my iPhone & iPod Shuffle in a jiffy.